“Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.”


Henry L. Doherty


Scholarship Opportunities

Please review the scholarship opportunities for High School Seniors below. There may be opportunities listed that may no longer be available. Please thoroughly check the criteria and dates prior to applying.

AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the former executives and employees of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), the AMS Opportunity Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund that provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia. Preference will be given to students going on to study in STEM fields of interest that will position them for careers in existing industries or emerging technology fields.


Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (cfnova.org)

Cameron and Virginia Dye Scholarship Fund

The Dye family established the scholarship to help promising students in need of financial assistance to go to college. The scholarship recognizes community service, school activities, financial need and academic achievement.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (cfnova.org)

NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund

The NVTC Foundation Kilberg Scholarship Fund benefits women pursuing higher education in STEM-related fields and who demonstrate leadership promise and potential in the technology field.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (cfnova.org)

11th Annual Virginia Council on Women STEAM-H Essay Contest

The Contest, which started in 2012 under Governor Bob McDonnell’s administration, awards high school senior girls pursuing STEAM-H majors and careers with scholarships to aid with their tuition at institutions of higher education, to include but not limited to four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia
and throughout the Unites States.

Learn more at: Council on Women (virginia.gov)

Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program

Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Learn more at: Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program | Dominion Energy

VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation 

Each year, the Education Scholarship Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.

Learn more at: VMDAEC Scholarship Foundation - Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Optiv's Second Annual $40,000 Scholarship for
Black, African American Identifying STEM Students

The scholarship is sponsored by Optiv’s Black Employee Network, an employee-driven initiative part of Optiv’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. The group strives to create a safe place for Black employees to create connections, grow personally and professionally and cultivate opportunities in the cybersecurity industry.

Learn more at: STEM Scholarship for Black, African American Students | Optiv

The Heinlein Society Scholarship Program

The Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences.

Learn more at: Scholarship Program - The Heinlein Society

BHW Scholarship

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2022 school year.

Learn more at: Women in STEM 2022 Scholarship | The BHW Group

EngineerGirl Writing Contest 

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world.  Write an informative essay about how engineering can help humanity
meet one of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Learn more at: EngineerGirl - 2022 Writing Contest: Sustainable Solutions

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.


Learn more at: Scholarship Application - The Helping Project

John Borden Memorial Scholarship Fund

The John Borden Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Computer Clubhouse members who are graduating seniors from Fairfax County Public Schools. Winners are selected based on a STEM related   objective, participation in Clubhouse activities, and a strong record of giving back to the Community.

Learn more at: Scholarship | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (cfnova.org)

George E. Allen Academic Scholarship

The Allen Law Firm is proud to offer the George E. Allen Scholarship to exceptional high school students in the communities we serve. My grandfather embodied the values of service and perseverance, and this scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate similar values. The students we honor have worked to overcome significant personal challenges, while maintaining a strong focus on academics. We are inspired and motivated by the scholarship recipients every year.

Learn more at: The George E. Allen Academic Scholarship Application - Allen and Allen